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Vitruvius and Antique techniques of plaster work and painting



Title: Vitruvius and Antique techniques of plaster work and painting
Author(s): L. Thiemann, S. Gerzer, R. Kilian
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 754 - 760
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 11
Language: English


Abstract: The current project Vitruv und die Techniken des Raumdekors is focused on the investigation of ancient plasters and painting techniques in the context of the specifications of Vitruvius’ De Architecura Libri Decem. A multidisciplinary group of scientists composed of conservators, architectural historians, archaeologists and philologists is dedicated to the elaboration of a new German translation and critical annotation of the technical terms and descriptions of Vitruvius’ work, particularly books II, VII and VIII. Instructions from the text will be compared to archaeological proof and experimental archaeology. Research on the reception of Vitruvius’ descriptions in the Renaissance, both in written sources as well as in built architecture, is another aim of the project. Here again the focus is set on plasters and painting techniques.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00